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Muffin Recipes Quick Breads Scone Recipes
American muffins can be either sweet or savory and are traditionally served warm for breakfast.  They are best eaten the day they are made or frozen. more This page is dedicated to breads and loaves, those batters that are baked in a rectangular baking pan. more This small cake is a quick bread, similar to an American biscuit, made of wheat flour, sugar, baking powder/baking soda, butter, milk, and sometimes eggs. more
Cinnamon Rolls (Buns) Hash Brown Breakfast Cups Savory Oven Pancakes
Although you may be able to buy these gorgeous buns, nothing compares to the smiles you are rewarded with when your family wakes up to the smell of these baking in the oven. more Having this breakfast cup is a great way to start the day. It has a crispy hash brown crust that is filled with vegetables, ham, cheese, and topped with a sunny side up egg. more A billowy pancake with a crisp outside crust, yet the center is soft and tender. Delicious with maple syrup, or try it topped with bacon and a fried egg. more
Homemade Bagels Homemade Granola Banana Bread
Bagels are a doughnut shaped white yeast bread. They have a wonderfully chewy outside crust with a dense and soft interior. more Homemade granola is a mixture of rolled oats, coconut, and almonds that are mixed with melted butter and honey and then baked until golden brown. The result is a wonderfully crisp textured cereal with just the right amount of sweetness. more Its thick sweet batter is full of mashed bananas, cinnamon and toasted nuts and when you pull the banana bread from the oven the golden brown crust is delightfully crisp. more

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 Cake Doughnuts

Doughnut Muffins

Homemade Doughnuts

Enjoy these Cake Doughnuts plain, sprinkled with powdered or white sugar, or dipped in a delicious Chocolate Glaze. more Enjoy this rich and buttery muffin that will remind you of a cake doughnut. It's coated in cinnamon sugar and is flavored with freshly grated nutmeg. more Homemade Doughnuts are made from a rich yeast dough that are deep fried and then rolled in sugar. Sugary crisp on the outside, soft and tender on the inside. more


Blueberry Pancakes

Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping
These batters produce a pancake that is light and fluffy with a soft crust and spongy texture. more Blueberry Pancakes are delicious, with their golden brown crusts, their light and spongy texture, their rich and tangy flavor, made all the better by the sweetness of the blueberries. more A mixture of toasted nuts, chocolate chips, ground cinnamon and brown sugar is used both as a filling and topping for this cake. more

Crêpes Recipe

Brioche Recipe

Buttermilk Pancakes

Crêpes are a thin pancake with a soft and tender texture. Rolled or folded around a sweet or savory filling, they make a great breakfast dish. more A yeast bread rich with butter and eggs. This gives it a buttery flavor and a light and tender crumb. more Buttermilk Pancakes are wonderfully thick with a light and spongy texture and their flavor only hints of the richness and tanginess that buttermilk offers. more

Cherry Almond Coffee Cake

Honey Granola

Cornbread Recipe

This cake has two layers of an almond flavored butter cake, sandwiched together with sweet red cherries, and topped with sliced almonds. more Honey Granola is a delicious mixture of oats, almonds, wheat germ, and seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, and sesame) that are coated in a sweet mixture of honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon. more This Cornbread has a lovely golden brown cracked crust with edges that are nice and crispy. Inside the cornbread is soft and dense, with a crumbly texture. Wonderful warm from the oven. more

Cinnamon Toast


Hot Cocoa

When I think of comfort food Cinnamon Toast always comes to mind. This is one of those childhood foods that my mother always served us during the cold winter months. more Waffles are really easy to make and use the same batter you use to make pancakes. more Hot cocoa is a deliciously warm and comforting drink that is usually served with lots of little white marshmallows floating on top. Unlike hot chocolate that combines milk with semisweet chocolate, hot cocoa starts with good unsweetened cocoa powder. more

Oatmeal Porridge

Fruit Smoothie

Granola Trifles

The porridge of my youth started with 'rolled' oats which are oats that have been cleaned, toasted, hulled, steamed and then flattened into flakes and, depending on the thickness of the flakes, are labeled either 'old-fashioned' or 'quick-cooking' more A Fruit Smoothie is a blended drink with a milkshake-like consistency that is chock full of nutrients. It is a combination of fresh or frozen fruit, yogurt (plain or flavored), fruit juices, frozen ices and/or crushed ice that makes for a delicious drink. more Granola Trifles is a delicious combination of crunchy granola, yogurt, and fresh fruit. more


Hot White Chocolate

Plum Coffee Cake

Homemade Granola is a delicious mixture of oats, nuts, and seeds that are coated in a sweet mixture ofapplesauce, brown rice syrup, honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon. more

Hot White Chocolate combines sweet and creamy white chocolate with milk, espresso powder, and pure vanilla extract. more

This moist almond flavored cake is topped with Italian Prune Plums that after baking become soft with lovely caramelized edges. more

Berry Pancake Hot Cross Buns Rice Pudding
This Berry Oven Pancake is a giant pancake with a lovely golden brown crust that is bursting with lightly sweetened berries topped with whipped cream. more This round, rich, sweet, yeast bun is traditionally served on Good Friday. Made of milk, yeast, sugar, flour, spices, eggs, butter, currants, raisins and/or candied fruit. more Homemade Rice Pudding takes milk, rice, and sugar and produces a wonderfully sweet and creamy dessert which so often evokes feelings of nostalgia that we think of it as a 'comfort' food. more
Raspberry Jam Eggs and Ham Pie Baked Rice Pudding
Homemade Raspberry Jam has a delicious tart yet sweet flavor and it's so easy to make. You also get to decide the jam's thickness and whether you want seeds in or out. more A good breakfast or brunch dish with its puff pastry crust layered with ham and eggs. Using frozen store bought puff pastry makes this dish easy to put together. more A lightly sweetened baked pudding made with white rice and milk that has a wonderfully creamy texture. more
Homemade Applesauce Quiche Recipe Blackberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Homemade Applesauce can easily be made at home. All you need is some tasty apples. Great as a snack or as a side to pork and other meat dishes. more This delicious Quiche Recipe has a crisp pastry crust that is filled with a savory custard filling containing bacon, spinach, shallots, and grated cheese. more This delicious Blackberry Coffee Cake has a thin layer of white butter cake, a delicious layer of cream cheese filling, fresh blackberries, and a layer of crunchy streusel. Absolutely delicious. more
Cinnamon Roll Scones Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe Cinnamon Roll Bread
This is what I call a non-yeast version of a Cinnamon Roll that tastes great, has a bread-like texture and takes little time to make. more This Blueberry Cake is bursting with soft and sweet blueberries that are sandwiched between a layer of white cake and a cinnamon flavored streusel. more Cinnamon Roll Bread takes a buttery rich yeast dough and rolls it around a delicious brown sugar and cinnamon filling. more
White Sandwich Bread Blackberry & Apple Bread Danish Pastries
A soft and fluffy bread with a beautiful golden brown crust. Great for sandwiches, toast, and perfect for making a bread pudding. more It has amazing flavor, starting with the rich yeast bread that is a cross between a cake and a bread. more Try making these buttery rich and flaky pinwheel shaped Danish Pastries that are filled with raspberry preserves. more
Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake Apple Popover Homemade Pop-Tarts®
Try this moist and tender butter cake with its delicious cinnamon sugar topping and filling. more Popovers are a wonderfully light and tasty quick bread that uses a batter quite similar to those used for Yorkshire Pudding, Dutch Babies, and Pancakes. more I think of a Homemade Pop-Tart® as a handheld pie. A delicious combo of pastry and jam, topped with a powdered sugar glaze and colored sprinkles. more
Strawberry Compote

Homemade Soft Pretzels

Cherry Clafoutis
Just three ingredients (fresh strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice) are needed to make this delicious Strawberry Compote (stewed fruit). more These homemade soft pretzels have a beautiful golden brown crust that wonderfully crisp and chewy with a soft and chewy bread-like interior. more Cherry Clafoutis is a French dessert consisting of cherries suspended in a pancake-like batter.more
Apple Turnovers Sticky Buns French Toast
Triangles of buttery and flaky puff pastry are wrapped around cinnamon laced chunks of apple. Espcially good when made with homemade puff pastry. more Buttery rich spirals of yeast dough that are filled with cinnamon sugar and topped with a delicious caramel glaze and chopped pecans. more French Toast is one of those breakfast dishes that almost doesn't need a recipe. All you do is dip slices of bread into an egg custard and then fry until golden brown and crisp. more
Almond Croissants Homemade Croissants Drop Biscuits
A bakery favorite. Almond Croissants start with day old croissants that are filled and topped with an almond cream and shaved almonds. Delicious. more You can make Croissants successfully at home. This recipe will produce a Croissant that has a crisp and buttery golden brown crust that's wonderfully soft inside. more This biscuit has a golden brown crust that is nice and crispy, yet inside it is wonderfully soft and tender. more
Baked Cake Doughnuts Crumb Cake Almond Brioche Toast (Bostock)
You'll want to try these soft and tender cake doughnuts, coated with a cinnamon sugar, that are baked, not deep fried. more A dense and moist yogurt cake topped with lots and lots of buttery sweet cardamom flavored crumbs. more For this delicious pastry you take a thick slice of Brioche, soak it with a rum flavored syrup, spread on a layer of almond cream, and sprinkle with shaved almonds. Bake until brown and set. Then enjoy. more
Gougères Fruit and Cream Brioche Buns Chocolate Brioche
You'll love these crisp rounds of choux pastry flavored with cheese, finely chopped chives, and if you like, bits of bacon. more Brioche is a buttery rich yeast bread with a light and tender crumb. It is especially good when topped with pastry cream, fresh fruit, and crunchy bits of sugar. more These small, soft and tender rounds of buttery Brioche have a piece of chocolate hidden in the center. A perfect way to start the day. more
Yeast Waffles Bacon & Egg Toast Cups Sausage Potato Turnovers
A delicious waffle made with yeast. The outside crust is wonderfully crisp, yet inside its soft and fluffy. Great do ahead recipe as the batter is made the night before. more This is an All-In-One Breakfast. You get a slice of toast, bacon, a little cheese and green onion, and a perfectly cooked egg. more Triangles of puff pastry filled with a delicious mixture of spicy sausage, chunks of potatoes, and onion. more
Hot Chocolate Cheese Soufflé Breakfast Tiramisu
James Beard once said that, "A steaming cup of hot chocolate with buttered toast is surely one of the most heart warming, body-warming, and taste-satisfying combinations known to man." more This savory Cheese Soufflé is a wonderfully light and fluffy egg based dish flavored with grated cheese, chives, and bacon. more Breakfast Tiramisu is a delightful combination of espresso dipped ladyfingers, ricotta, shaved chocolate, and fresh raspberries. more
English Muffins
  A yeast leavened muffin that's cooked on a griddle. While the outside crust is golden brown, inside it's soft and spongy with lots of nooks and crannies. Delicious with butter and jam. more  

Breakfast is defined as the first meal of the day and literally means, breaking the fast of the night. It is interesting to note that the foods we choose to eat for breakfast has changed over time. A typical American breakfast in the mid 1800s consisted of at least six courses; tea, toast, eggs, beef, ham, fish, game, fruits, and breads. Today, this type of large breakfast would only be eaten on special occasions, if at all.

But even in the 1800s, there was a group of American food reformers who were already advocating that we eat less meat and more grains. One such food reformer was John Henry Kellogg who headed the Seventh Day Adventist "Sanatorium" in Michigan for people with medical problems. One belief he had was that eating hard dry foods would keep your teeth healthy and recommended eating zwieback. Unfortunately, zwieback was very hard and brittle at the time and when a patient broke a tooth eating one, Dr. Kellogg decided to invent a new healthy dry cereal. The cereal he produced was similar to a granola (now named Corn Flakes) and it sold very well. So well, in fact, that others began producing dry cereals. Little did Dr. Kellogg know that eating cereal for breakfast would become the norm and that even today Corn Flakes is still the best selling cereal. Foods that are convenient (cereals, toast, muffins, scones, and bagels) are definitely the trend as people's schedules do not allow for a leisurely multi course breakfast. Weekends are when the so-called "big breakfast" or "English breakfast" are served and where eggs can again take center stage as well as bacon, sausages, tomatoes, toast, jams and preserves.


A mainly North American term used to describe a light and moist baked good that is "quick" to make. The dry ingredients and liquid ingredients are mixed together separately, then combined and baked. Leavened using a chemical leavening agent (baking powder/soda not yeast) that does not require fermentation and involves little or no kneading. Quick breads are made either from a batter (muffins, coffee cakes, pancakes, popovers, loaves or breads) or a dough (scones and biscuits). 


Muffins - comes from the French word moufflet, meaning a soft bread. There are two types of muffins: English and American.

English Muffins are made from a yeast dough that is formed into rounds, cooked on a griddle, toasted, split and buttered. They are relatively flat with a golden-brown top and bottom and a light, spongy interior.

American Muffins are made with a chemical leavening agent (baking powder or baking soda) and are a cross between a cake and a bread. Dome-shaped, muffins can be sweet or savory and often contain fruit, nuts, chocolate, bran, cornmeal or oats. Once mixed, the batter is poured or dropped into a special "muffin" tin or pan which contains anywhere from 6 to 12 cup-shaped molds ranging in size from miniature to large. 

Scones - There are two ways to pronounce scone, either 'skon' or 'skoan'. A Scottish quick bread originally made with oats and cooked on a griddle. Scone recipes abound but are now generally made with wheat flour and baked in an oven. Light to golden brown on the outside and light and soft in the inside. Traditionally served at tea with butter, jam and preserves, and clotted cream. 

Biscuits - similar to scones but not as sweet. In Britain "biscuit" refers to a flat cookie or cracker.  In the United States "biscuit" means a small quick bread. Biscuits are made with flour, butter, baking powder, milk, eggs, and a small amount of granulated white sugar. Biscuits should be light and flaky with a golden crust. They are best served warm from the oven with butter. 

Coffee cake or Coffeecake - a chemical- or yeast-leavened sweet, rich, cake-like bread. Fruits, nuts, and chocolate can be added and it is often frosted with a streusel mixture or glaze.

Pancakes - a popular cake throughout the world that comes in many forms. Can be thin (crepe) to thick (American) and either sweet or savory. The batter is poured in rounds onto a hot griddle or frying pan and cooked on both sides. Can be eaten flat or rolled with a filling. Traditionally served on the day before Lent or Passover (Shrove Tuesday). 

Popovers - similar to Yorkshire Pudding and can be sweet or savory. Has a muffin-shape with a crisp brown outside and moist, almost hollow inside. The thin batter contains no chemical leavener and as the batter bakes it creates steam that leavens the bread. Baked in muffins tins or a 'popover' pan its name comes from the fact that the batter "pops over" the sides of the pan as it bakes. 

Breads or Loaves - a thick batter that is a cross between a cake and a bread. Can be sweet or savory. Baked in a rectangular baking pan available in many sizes and is fully baked when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. e.g. banana bread, cornbread

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